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1. the point of the compass or direction midway between north and west, clockwise 315? from north
2. any area lying in or towards this direction
3. of or denoting the northwestern part of a specified country, area, etc.
4. in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northwest


1. the northwestern part of England, esp Lancashire and the Lake District
2. the northwestern part of the US, consisting of the states of Washington, Oregon, and sometimes Idaho
3. (in Canada) the region north and west of the Great Lakes
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In winning the route, United beat competing applications from American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines, which all want to bolster their existing China service.
The Northwest Baptist Convention (NWBC) provides an excellent example of this ethnic diversity.
Meghan Wiley, trumpet, Billings, MT, Northwest Division; Gary Tangen, teacher
The strike by Northwest pilots has been marked by bitter public exchanges, including full-page newspaper ads, as both sides dig in over compensation and job security issues.
But "mathematics" indicated that a tighter focus would re-energize the struggling company, and Dasburg plodded ahead, closing unprofitable hubs in Milwaukee, Washington, and Seoul, Korea; ending point-to-point service on the East and West Coasts; reallocating assets to the company's hubs in Detroit, Minneapolis, and Tokyo; and returning Northwest to public ownership with a 1994 stock offering.
Northwest's owners said that if they had realized Midwest's true financial condition, including the absence of GAAP-basis retained earnings, Northwest would have not purchased the debentures.
The disclosure statement also outlines how Northwest employees will share in the company's financial success through profit sharing, as well as realizing the value of unsecured claims that they hold.
The 15-month mechanics strike at Northwest Airlines ended Monday when the union approved a new contract.
This paper summarizes the first fifty years of Baptist origins in the Northwest, beginning with the formation of the first Baptist church in 1844 to the rejection of one Baptist organization's request for affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in 1894.
But the airlines are concerned that a passenger holding a Northwest ticket might decide he or she needs backup protection and book another ticket on a competing carrier - just in case the pilots at Northwest go on strike Saturday.
Since the start of our cooperation in 1989, KLM and Northwest Airlines have received many awards and other recognitions from within the airline industry and - more importantly - from our customers," said Hans de Roos, senior vice president of Alliances at KLM.
Northwest Airlines flight attendants, prevented from engaging in work actions by a US federal judge last week, yesterday declared negotiations with management at an "impasse" and asked the National Mediation Board for a release from further mediated talks with the carrier, the first step toward gaining legal authority to strike under US laws governing airline labor relations.

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